What is urochordata?Write the general characteristics of urochordata?what is the difference between larval and adult urochordates?​

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Urochordata is a marine animal. It is a type of invertebrates falls under the phylum - Chordata and subphylum - Tunicata. It includes organisms possessing dorsal nerve cords and notochords. 

General characteristics of Urochordatea are : 

  • Presence of dorsal nerve cord.
  • Presence of notochord.
  • Absence of a tail.
  • Unsegmented body 
  • Cillial movement for feeding purposes. 
  • Absence of coelomate body. 
  • Open circulatory system 

Difference between larval and adult urochordates are :

  • The larva has notochord but the adults do not have a notochord.
  • Also, adult urochordates are immobile in nature, 

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